The most popular books in English.

What books are currently the most popular and which are the all time classics? Here we present you with a mixture of those two criteria. We update this list once a month.

9001. The Streets of Ankh-Morpork

Terry Pratchett

The Streets of Ankh-Morpork is an atlas of the fictional city of Ankh-Morpork in Discworld, a fantasy series by English author Terry Pratchett. The final, artwork-grade map was drawn by Stephen Player, who also drew the artwork for a later publication, The Discworld Mapp.

9002. Birds of Prey

Wilbur A. Smith

Birds of Prey is a 1997 novel by Wilbur Smith set in the late 17th century. The novel was the first in the third sequence of the Courtney series of novels, and as of 2013 was chronologically the first in the entire series. Smith says the book established the characteristics of …

9004. Born to Rock

Gordon Korman

Born to Rock is a 2006 novel by Gordon Korman.

9005. Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance

Harry Turtledove

Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance is an alternate history and science fiction novel by Harry Turtledove. It is the third novel of the Worldwar tetralogy, as well as the third installment in the extended Worldwar series that includes the Colonization trilogy and the novel Homeward …

9006. The Lost Road and Other Writings

J. R. R. Tolkien

The Lost Road and Other Writings is the fifth volume of The History of Middle-earth, a series of compilations of drafts and essays written by J. R. R. Tolkien. It was edited and published posthumously in 1987 by Christopher Tolkien.

9007. An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of …

Al Gore

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It is a 2006 book by Al Gore released in conjunction with the film An Inconvenient Truth. It is published by Rodale Press in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Based on Gore's …

9009. An Ice-Cream War

William Boyd

An Ice-Cream War is a darkly comic war novel by British author William Boyd, which was nominated for a Booker Prize in the year of its publication. The title is derived from a quote in a letter "Lt Col Stordy says that the war here will only last two months. It is far too hot …

9010. The United States of Arugula: How We Became a …

David Kamp

The United States of Arugula is a book by David Kamp published in 2006. It is about one of the happiest developments of our time: the quantum leap forward in food choice, food quality, and culinary sophistication in America in the last sixty years or so.

9011. The Last Dickens

Matthew Pearl

The Last Dickens is a novel by Matthew Pearl published by Random House. It is a work of historical and literary fiction. The novel is a Washington Post Critics' Pick. It contains some characters from The Dante Club.

9012. An Assembly Such as This

Pamela Aidan

"She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me." So begins the timeless romance of Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen's classic novel is beloved by millions, but little is revealed in the book about the mysterious and handsome …

9014. Strange Highways

Dean Koontz

Strange Highways is a collection of 12 short stories and two novels by best-selling American suspense author Dean Koontz, released in May 1995. Four of the stories are revised from their originals. A British edition of the book was previously issued by Headline in April 1995. …

9015. My Friend Flicka

Mary O'Hara

My Friend Flicka is a 1941 novel by Mary O'Hara, about Ken McLaughlin, the son of a Wyoming rancher, and his horse Flicka. It was the first in a trilogy, followed by Thunderhead and Green Grass of Wyoming. The popular 1943 film version featured young Roddy McDowall. It was …

9016. A Stranger in the Mirror

Sidney Sheldon

A Stranger in the Mirror is a 1976 novel written by Sidney Sheldon. The novel is one of the earliest Sheldon's works, but contains the typical Sheldon fast-paced narration and several narrative techniques with the exception of a twist ending. The novel tells the life story of …

9018. Brown Girl in the Ring

Nalo Hopkinson

Brown Girl in the Ring is a novel by writer Nalo Hopkinson. The novel contains Afro-Caribbean culture with themes of folklore and magical realism. It was the winning entry in the Warner Aspect First Novel Contest. Since the selection, Hopkinson’s novel has received critical …

9019. After This

Alice McDermott

After This is a 2006 novel by award-winning American author Alice McDermott. The novel follows a working-class American family who reside on Long Island, New York and their four children, who are enduring their own experiences during the times of the sexual revolution. It is set …

9020. Last and First Men: A Story of the Near and Far …

Olaf Stapledon

Last and First Men: A Story of the Near and Far Future is a "future history" science fiction novel written in 1930 by the British author Olaf Stapledon. A work of unprecedented scale in the genre, it describes the history of humanity from the present onwards across two billion …

9021. Hons and Rebels

Jessica Mitford

Jessica Mitford, the great muckraking journalist, was part of a legendary English aristocratic family. Her sisters included Nancy, doyenne of the 1920s London smart set and a noted novelist and biographer; Diana, wife to the English fascist chief Sir Oswald Mosley; Unity, who …

9022. The Lion

Joseph Kessel

The Lion is a 1958 novel by French author Joseph Kessel about a girl and her lion. The novel was translated into English by Peter Green and was made into a movie starring William Holden in 1962.

9023. What Maisie Knew

Henry James

This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features the table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to …

9024. The Humbling

Philip Roth

Everything is over for Simon Axler, the protagonist of Philip Roth s startling new book. One of the leading American stage actors of his generation, now in his sixties, he has lost his magic, his talent, and his assurance. His Falstaff and Peer Gynt and Vanya, all his great …

9025. The Simulacra

Philip K. Dick

Set in the middle of the twenty-first century, The Simulacra is the story of an America where the whole government is a fraud and the President is an android. Against this backdrop Dr. Superb, the sole remaining psychotherapist, is struggling to practice in a world full of the …

9027. Adrian Mole: From Minor to Major

Sue Townsend

Adrian Mole: From Minor to Major is a compilation of the first three books The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾, The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole and The True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole. The book also contains the specially written bonus, Adrian Mole and the Small …

9028. THE BLOOD OF OTHERS (Pantheon Modern Writers)

Simone de Beauvoir

The Blood of Others is a novel by the French existentialist Simone de Beauvoir first published in 1945 and depicting the lives of several characters in Paris leading up to and during the Second World War. The novel explores themes of freedom and responsibility.

9029. The Quest

Wilbur A. Smith

The Quest is a novel by author Wilbur Smith first published in 2007. It is part of a series of novels by Smith set to Ancient Egypt and follows the fate of the Egyptian Kingdom through the eyes of Taita, a multi-talented and highly skilled eunuch slave.

9030. The Chancellor Manuscript

Robert Ludlum

The Chancellor Manuscript is a 1977 novel, by American writer Robert Ludlum, about the "alleged" secret files of J. Edgar Hoover and how they disappeared after his death, and how they possibly could be used to force people in high places to do the bidding of those who possessed …

9031. A Judgement in Stone

Ruth Rendell

A Judgement In Stone is a 1977 novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, widely considered to be one of her greatest works. The novel is famous in the world of crime fiction for its opening line: "Eunice Parchman killed the Coverdale family because she could not read or write". The …

9032. Love and Summer

William Trevor

It?s summer and nothing much is happening in Rathmoye. So it doesn?t go unnoticed when a dark-haired stranger appears on his bicycle and begins photographing the mourners at Mrs. Connulty?s funeral. Florian Kilderry couldn?t know that the Connultys are said to own half the town: …

9033. Angry Candy

Harlan Ellison

Angry Candy is a 1988 collection of short stories by Harlan Ellison that is loosely organized around the theme of death. The title comes the last line of the poem "the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls" by E. E. Cummings, "...the/ moon rattles like a fragment of angry …

9034. Crown of Horns

Jeff Smith

Crown of Horns is the ninth and final book in the Bone series. It collects issues 52-59 of Jeff Smith's self-published Bone comic book series. The book was published by Cartoon Books in 2004. The color version was published by Scholastic Press and released on January 21, 2009.

9035. The Floating Opera

John Barth

The Floating Opera is a novel by American writer John Barth, first published in 1956 and significantly revised in 1967. Barth's first published work, the existentialist and nihilist story is a first-person account of a day protagonist Todd Andrews contemplated suicide. Critics …

9039. The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and …

Bethany McLean

The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron is a book by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind, first published in 2004 by Portfolio Trade. In 2005, it was adapted into a documentary film, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. The book is based on …

9040. This Blinding Absence of Light - Arabic Translation

Tahar Ben Jelloun

This Blinding Absence of Light is a 2001 novel by the Moroccan writer Tahar Ben Jelloun, translated from the French by Linda Coverdale. Its narrative is based on the testimony of a former inmate at Tazmamart, a Moroccan secret prison for political prisoners, with extremely harsh …

9041. Gigi

Colette

9042. Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the …

Michael Oren

Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East is a 2002 non-fiction book by American-born Israeli historian and Israeli ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, chronicling the events of the Six-Day War fought between Israel and its Arab neighbors. …

9043. The Risk of Darkness

Susan Hill

The Risk of Darkness is a novel by Susan Hill. It is the third novel in the "Simon Serrailler" crime series.

9044. Too Big to Fail

Andrew Ross Sorkin

Named a Best Book of the Year by: The Economist, The Financial Times, Business Week, and 800-CEO-Read Winner of the Gerald Loeb Award for Best Business Book“Too Big To Fail is too good to put down. . . . It is the story of the actors in the most extraordinary financial spectacle …

9045. The Clock Winder

Anne Tyler

The Clock Winder is a 1972 novel by Anne Tyler.

9046. Duncton Wood

William Horwood

Duncton Wood is the title of the first novel by author William Horwood, as well as a six-volume fantasy series to which it was later extended.

9047. Interstellar Pig

William Sleator

Interstellar Pig, published in 1984 by Bantam Books, is a science fiction novel for young adults written by William Sleator. It was listed as an ALA Notable Book, a SLJ Best Book of the Year, and a Junior Literary Guild Selection.

9048. The Calcutta Chromosome

Amitav Ghosh

The Calcutta Chromosome is a 1995 English-language novel by Indian author Amitav Ghosh. The book, for the most part set in Calcutta at some unspecified time in the future, is a medical thriller that dramatizes the adventures of apparently disconnected people who are brought …

9050. The counterfeiters; with Journal of The …

André Gide

The Counterfeiters is a 1925 novel by French author André Gide, first published in Nouvelle Revue Française. With many characters and crisscrossing plotlines, its main theme is that of the original and the copy, and what differentiates them – both in the external plot of the …

9053. The First Counsel

Brad Meltzer

The First Counsel is a novel written by Brad Meltzer about a young White House Attorney who becomes ensnared in a deadly conspiracy after he gets close to the President's daughter. It is because of the First Daughter that he is accused of a murder he did not commit. But only …

9055. Tree and Leaf

J. R. R. Tolkien

Tree and Leaf is a small book published in 1964, containing two works by J. R. R. Tolkien: a revised version of an essay called "On Fairy-Stories" an allegorical short story called "Leaf by Niggle". The book was originally illustrated by Pauline Baynes. "Mythopoeia" was added to …

9057. Zami: A New Spelling of My Name

Geraldine Audre Lorde

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name is a 1982 autobiography by African American poet Audre Lorde. It started a new genre that the author calls biomythography.

9058. Black Thorn, White Rose

Ellen Datlow

Black Thorn, White Rose is the second book in a series of collections of re-told fairy tales edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling.

9060. The Gospel According to Larry

Janet Tashjian

The Gospel According to Larry is a "coming of age" political, romantic teen novel by Janet Tashjian that explores anti-consumerism. The introduction of the book is written from a point of view that makes it seem as though Josh Swensen is real and Janet Tashjian is simply the one …

9062. Damnation Alley

Roger Zelazny

Damnation Alley is a 1967 science fiction novella by Roger Zelazny, which he expanded into a novel in 1969. A film adaptation of the novel was released in 1977.

9063. Territory

Emma Bull

Territory is a fantasy western or Weird West novel by Emma Bull, published in 2007. It placed 4th in the 2008 Locus Poll Award for Best Fantasy Novel. It was also nominated for a World Fantasy Award in the Best Novel category.

9064. In Search of the Castaways; or the Children of …

Jules Verne

In Search of the Castaways is a novel by the French writer Jules Verne, published in 1867–1868. The original edition, published by Hetzel, contains a number of illustrations by Édouard Riou. In 1876 it was republished by George Routledge & Sons as a three volume set titled …

9065. Troilus and Cressida

William Shakespeare

Troilus and Cressida is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1602. It was described by Frederick S. Boas as one of Shakespeare's problem plays. The play ends on a very bleak note with the death of the noble Trojan Hector and destruction of the love …

9066. The Doorbell Rang

Rex Stout

The Doorbell Rang is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, first published by the Viking Press in 1965.

9067. The Music of Dolphins

Karen Hesse

The Music of Dolphins, by Karen Hesse, is a children's book that follows the story of Mila, a feral child raised by a pod of dolphins around the Florida Keys and Caribbean. "Mila" is an abbreviated form of the Spanish word milagro, meaning "miracle". The novel uses a narrative …

9069. The Walking Drum

Louis L'Amour

The Walking Drum is a novel by American author Louis L'Amour. Unlike the majority of his over 100 other novels, it is not set in the frontier era of the American West, but is a historical novel set in the Middle Ages—12th century Europe and the Middle East. The protagonist is …

9070. One Crazy Summer

Rita Williams-Garcia

In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them.Eleven-year-old Delphine is like a mother to her two younger sisters, Vonetta and …

9071. Vegan Virgin Valentine

Carolyn Mackler

Vegan Virgin Valentine is a young adult novel by Carolyn Mackler. The book has been on book pick lists for the ALA, New York Public Library, and Teen Reads Week. The book has also been banned in some locations because of "inappropriate language".

9072. Kate Remembered

A. Scott Berg

Kate Remembered is a well-known book published and released on July 11, 2003 by A. Scott Berg, which tells the story and life of Katharine Hepburn, the legendary film actress. The book was released 12 days after Katharine's death at 96 on June 29. The book received mixed reviews.

9073. Audition: A Memoir

Barbara Walters

Audition: A Memoir is a 2008 best-selling autobiography by American journalist and television personality Barbara Walters. The book was published May 6, 2008 by Knopf. Audition provides a relatively full autobiography of Walters, spanning from her childhood to recent interviews. …

9075. Moon Over Manifest

Clare Vanderpool

Winner of the 2011 Newbery Award.The movement of the train rocked me like a lullaby. I closed my eyes to the dusty countryside and imagined the sign I’d seen only in Gideon’s stories: Manifest—A Town with a rich past and a bright future.Abilene Tucker feels abandoned. Her father …

9076. Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her

Melanie Rehak

Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her is a book by Melanie Rehak.

9077. The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

Mordicai Gerstein

In 1974, French aerialist Philippe Petit threw a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Center and spent an hour walking, dancing, and performing high-wire tricks a quarter mile in the sky. This picture book captures the poetry and magic of the event with a poetry …

9078. Bad Boy

Peter Robinson

Bad Boy is the nineteenth novel by Canadian detective fiction writer Peter Robinson in the multi award-winning Inspector Banks series of novels.

9079. Icefire

Chris d'Lacey

Icefire is a 2003 children's fantasy novel by English author Chris d'Lacey. It is the sequel to his 2001 novel The Fire Within. It is followed by Fire Star, The Fire Eternal, Dark Fire, Fire World and The Fire Ascending.

9081. The Lieutenant

Kate Grenville

The Lieutenant is a historical novel by Kate Grenville, published in 2008. The novel loosely follows historical facts based on the experiences of William Dawes, an officer of the Royal Marines who was on the 1788 First Fleet from England to the New South Wales colony. His …

9082. Leaves of Grass

Walt Whitman

Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman. Though the first edition was published in 1855, Whitman spent most of his professional life writing and re-writing Leaves of Grass, revising it multiple times until his death. This resulted in vastly …

9084. The Sense of an Ending

Julian Barnes

This Man Booker Prize–winning novel is now a major motion picture.A novel so compelling that it begs to be read in a single setting, The Sense of an Ending has the psychological and emotional depth and sophistication of Henry James at his best, and is a stunning achievement in …

9085. La bella figura : A field guide to the Italian mind

Beppe Severgnini

La Bella Figura: A Field Guide to the Italian Mind is a book by Beppe Severgnini.

9089. The Joy Luck Club

Amy Tan

The Joy Luck Club is a best-selling novel written by Amy Tan. It focuses on four Chinese American immigrant families in San Francisco who start a club known as The Joy Luck Club, playing the Chinese game of mahjong for money while feasting on a variety of foods. The book is …

9091. City of Sorcery

Marion Zimmer Bradley

City of Sorcery is a fantasy science fiction novel novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley in her Darkover series and is a sequel to Thendara House. It was originally published by DAW Books in October 1984. In terms of the Darkover timeline, City of Sorcery falls in the era identified by …

9093. The Future of an Illusion

Sigmund Freud

The Future of an Illusion is a 1927 book by Sigmund Freud, describing his interpretation of religion's origins, development, psychoanalysis, and its future. Freud viewed religion as a false belief system.

9094. Two to Conquer

Marion Zimmer Bradley

Two To Conquer is a fantasy science fiction novel written by Marion Zimmer Bradley as part of the Darkover series set at the end of Ages of Chaos, in the period of Darkover's history known as the Hundred Kingdoms. The book's introduction places it two hundred years after the …

9095. The Shadow of Saganami

David Weber

The Shadow of Saganami is a science fiction novel by American writer David Weber, published in 2004. Set in the Honorverse, it has been billed as the first in the Saganami Island series, spun off from the main Honor Harrington series. The book debuted at #16 on the New York …

9096. Madam, Will You Talk?

Mary Stewart

Madam, Will You Talk? is a novel by Mary Stewart, first published in 1954. It is Stewart's first published novel. The title is a quotation from a folk song, Madam, Will You Walk?: the line "Madam, will you walk and talk with me?" is quoted at the start of Chapter 17.

9098. The Hello, Goodbye Window

Norton Juster

The Hello, Goodbye Window is a children's picture book written by Norton Juster and illustrated by Chris Raschka. Published in 2005, the book tells the story of a little girl who enjoys visiting her grandparents. Raschka won the 2006 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations.

9099. Manituana

Wu Ming

A bloody historical epic of exodus and return, torn loyalties and desperate battles, Manituana spans the Atlantic, from the forests of America’s northeast to the underworld of eighteenth-century London. The authors’ collective Wu Ming have created a genre-breaking reimagining of …

9100. The Pure in Heart

Susan Hill

The Pure in Heart is a novel by Susan Hill. It is the second in a series of crime novels which contains The Various Haunts of Men and The Risk of Darkness.

9102. Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?

Neil Gaiman

"Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" is a 2009 story featuring the DC Comics character Batman. The story is published in two parts, in the "final" issues of the series Batman and Detective Comics, released February and April respectively. Written by Neil Gaiman, pencilled …

9104. Morgan's Passing

Anne Tyler

Morgan's Passing is a 1980 novel by Anne Tyler. It won the 1980 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction and was nominated for both the American Book Awards and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

9106. Ett ufo gör entré

Jonas Gardell

Ett ufo gör entré is a 2001 book written by Jonas Gardell.

9108. Aniara

Harry Martinson

Aniara is a poem of science fiction written by the Swedish Nobel laureate Harry Martinson in 1956. It was published on 13 October 1956. The title comes from ancient Greek ἀνιαρός, "sad, despairing", plus special resonances that the sound "a" had for Martinson. Aniara is an …

9110. The Human Comedy

William Saroyan

The Human Comedy is a novel by William Saroyan.

9111. Collected Stories of William Faulkner

William Faulkner

Collected Stories of William Faulkner is a short story collection by William Faulkner published by Random House in 1950. It won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1951. The publication of this collection of 42 stories was authorized and supervised by Faulkner himself, who …

9112. The Bishop's Heir

Katherine Kurtz

The Bishop's Heir is a fantasy novel by American-born author Katherine Kurtz. It was first published by Del Rey Books in 1984. It was the seventh of Kurtz' Deryni novels to be published, and the first book in her third Deryni trilogy, The Histories of King Kelson. Although The …

9113. The Coming of the Third Reich

Richard J. Evans

The Coming of the Third Reich is a book published in 2003 that was written by Richard J. Evans.

9117. The Death of Grass

John Christopher

The Death of Grass is a 1956 post-apocalyptic science fiction novel written by the English author Samuel Youd under the pen name John Christopher. It was the first in a series of post-apocalyptic novels written by him, and the plot concerns a virus that kills off all forms of …

9119. Tonguecat

Peter Verhelst

A Visionary Novel By a Leading New International Writer Tonguecat tells the story of a city’s decline into chaos and violence upon the arrival of Prometheus, the titan who stole fire from the gods and gave it to mankind. In the Netherlands, the novel has been described as “a …

9121. Classic Stories 1

Ray Bradbury

Classic Stories 1: From The Golden Apples of the Sun and R is for Rocket is a semi-omnibus edition of two short story collections by Ray Bradbury: The Golden Apples of the Sun and R is for Rocket. The first 18 stories are assimilated from the original Doubleday edition of The …

9123. The Man in the Picture

Susan Hill

The Man in the Picture: A Ghost Story, is a novel by English author Susan Hill, first published in 2007 by Profile Books. It has been featured as BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime.

9124. When Darkness Falls

Mercedes Lackey

When Darkness Falls is the third and final book of Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory's Obsidian Trilogy. It is preceded by The Outstretched Shadow and To Light a Candle.

9125. A wild ride through the night : suggested by …

Walter Moers

In the wake of the breakout successes of Walter Moers's The 13 1 Lives of Captain Bluebear, Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures, and The City of Dreaming Books, Moers is back with this fourth book, the tumultuous tale of a little boy and his encounter with D In a world between …

9129. Tooth and Claw

Jo Walton

Tooth and Claw is a fantasy novel written by Jo Walton and published by Tor Books on November 1, 2003. It won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 2004.

9131. Jhegaala

Steven Brust

Jhegaala is the eleventh book in Steven Brust′s Vlad Taltos series, set in the fantasy world of Dragaera. It was published in 2008. Following the trend of the series, it is named after one of the Great Houses and usually features that House as an important element to its plot. …

9132. The Cat Who Lived High

Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who Lived High is the 11th novel in the Cat Who series of murder mystery novels by Lilian Jackson Braun. Jim Qwilleran receives a request for help from Amberina, one of the three weird sisters in Junktown, to come back and help save the historic Art Deco Casablanca …

9133. A DAMA MISTERIOSA DE FLORENÇA (Homeport)

Nora Roberts

An art expert and a thief get caught in a dangerous game in this novel of daring deception and desire from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. After an assault at her family home in Maine, Dr. Miranda Jones is determined to put the experience behind her. …

9135. J. R. R. Tolkien: Author of the Century

T. A. Shippey

J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century is a work of literary criticism written by Tom Shippey. It is about the work of J.R.R. Tolkien. In it, Shippey argues for the relevance of Tolkien today and attempts to firmly establish Tolkien's literary merits.

9136. The World of Null-A

A. E. van Vogt

The classic novel of non-Aristotelian logic and the coming race of supermenGrandmaster A. E. van Vogt was one of the giants of the 1940s, the Golden Age of classic SF. Of his masterpieces, The World of Null-A is his most famous and most influential. It was the first major trade …

9139. Ode to a Banker

Lindsey Davis

Ode to a Banker is a crime novel by Lindsey Davis.

9140. Hoffman's hunger

Leon de Winter

Felix Hoffman's hunger is both physical and emotional. A Dutch diplomat with a checkered career behind him, he is now Ambassador in Prague in the late 1980s; his final posting. In Kafka's haunted city, Hoffman desperately feeds his bulimia and spends his insomniac nights …

9141. Envy

Yury Olesha

First published in 1927, Yury Olesha's Envy is, both stylistically and thematically one of the most provocative novels from the Soviet era. Andrei Babichev is a paragon of Soviet values, an innovative and practical man, Director of the Food Industry Trust, a man whose vision …

9143. The Fires of Merlin

T. A. Barron

The Fires of Merlin is a 1998 fantasy novel by T. A. Barron published by Penguin. It is the third of The Lost Years of Merlin, a five-book series providing a childhood story for the legendary Merlin, wizard of Arthurian legend. Wings of Fire, the once-sleeping dragon, now …

9152. Books of Blood, Volume V

Clive Barker

Books of Blood, Volume V is a book published in 1985 that was written by Clive Barker.

9156. What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know

Sonya Sones

What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know is a novel in verse by Sonya Sones. The free verse novel follows ninth-grader Robin as he struggles with being an outsider at his high school and dealing with the joys of having a girlfriend, Sophie, and seeing his artistic talent recognized by …

9158. Safe House

Meg Cabot

It wasn't her fault. Sixteen-year-old Jessica Mastriani was on vacation when classmate Amber Mackey went missing. How could Jess -- even with her newly acquired psychic ability to find anyone, anywhere -- have stopped the varsity cheerleader from turning up dead, without having …

9161. Brotherhood of the Wolf

Dave Wolverton

Brotherhood of the Wolf is the second novel in David Farland's epic fantasy series The Runelords.

9165. The Spook's Curse

Joseph Delaney

The Spook's Curse is the second book in the Wardstone Chronicles series. In America, it was released as the second book in The Last Apprentice series, with the title Curse of the Bane.

9166. The Civil War: A Narrative

Shelby Foote

The Civil War: A Narrative is a three volume, 2,968-page, 1.2 million-word history of the American Civil War by Shelby Foote. Although previously known as a novelist, Foote is most famous for this non-fictional narrative history. While it touches on political and social themes, …

9167. Code Name Cassandra

Meg Cabot

JESS MASTRIANI was dubbed "Lightning Girl" by the press when she developed a psychic ability to find missing children after she was struck by lightning during a huge storm. Now Jess has lost her miraculous powers...or at least she would like the media and the government to think …

9168. Neanderthal

John Darnton

Neanderthal is a bestselling novel written by John Darnton published by Random House in 1996.

9169. Psycho

Robert Bloch

Robert Bloch's Psycho captivated a nation when it appeared in 1959. The story was all too real-indeed this classic was inspired by the real-life story of Ed Gein, a psychotic murderer who led a dual life. Alfred Hitchcock too was captivated, and turned the book into one of the …

9170. Reflex

Steven Gould

Reflex is the 2004 sequel to the 1992 novel Jumper by Steven Gould.

9171. Dead and Alive

Dean Koontz

Dead and Alive is the third novel in the first trilogy of Dean Koontz's Frankenstein series. Originally intended to be co-authored by Ed Gorman and Dean Koontz, Koontz opted to write this entry alone.

9172. The Hawkline Monster: A Gothic Western

Richard Brautigan

The Hawkline Monster: A Gothic Western is a novel by Richard Brautigan written in 1974. Taking place mainly in eastern Oregon in 1902, the story concerns a pair of morally ambivalent gunmen, Cameron and Greer. On a job in Hawaii, they are stopped by the fact their target is with …

9173. On the Way Home

Laura Ingalls Wilder

On the Way Home is an original diary of Laura Ingalls Wilder from a trip that she made in 1894 with her husband Almanzo Wilder and a seven-year-old daughter Rose from their home in De Smet, South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, where they settled for good. It contains detailed …

9174. Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid

Jimmy Carter

Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid is a New York Times Best Seller book written by Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States and laureate of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize. It was published by Simon and Schuster in November 2006. During his presidency, Carter hosted talks …

9175. Runaway Ralph

Beverly Cleary

Runaway Ralph is the second in a children's novel trilogy written by Beverly Cleary, first published in 1970.

9177. Flashman and the Redskins

George MacDonald Fraser

Flashman and the Redskins is a 1982 novel by George MacDonald Fraser. It is the seventh of the Flashman novels.

9178. Solstice Wood

Patricia A. McKillip

Solstice Wood is a 2006 fantasy novel by Patricia A. McKillip and the sequel to her 1996 novel Winter Rose. It won the 2007 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature.

9179. The Realm of Possibility

David Levithan

The Realm of Possibility is a 2004 young-adult book by David Levithan. Presented as a "collection of interrelated monologues written in free verse," it tells the individual stories of twenty teenagers struggling with high school angst and adolescent life.

9180. The Black Tattoo

Sam Enthoven

The Black Tattoo is a young adult fantasy novel by Sam Enthoven, published in 2006. It deals with a boy, Charlie, becoming possessed by a demon that manifests itself in the form of a black tattoo on his body. The audiobook, read by John Lee, won a Publishers Weekly "Listen Up" …

9181. The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings

Edgar Allan Poe

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings is a collection of works by Edgar Allan Poe.

9182. Bad Business

Robert B. Parker

Bad Business is a detective novel by Robert B. Parker first published in 2004. It features Parker's most famous creation, Boston-based private investigator Spenser, and is the 31st novel in the series. In this novel, Spenser is hired by a wealthy women to gather evidence on her …

9183. Camber the Heretic

Katherine Kurtz

Camber the Heretic is a fantasy novel by American-born author Katherine Kurtz. It was first published by Del Rey Books in 1981. It was the sixth novel of Kurtz' Deryni novels to be published, and the third book in her second Deryni trilogy, The Legends of Camber of Culdi. The …

9185. ttfn

Lauren Myracle

ttfn is a young adult novel by Lauren Myracle. Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. in 2005, it is the sequel to ttyl, and is also written entirely in the style of instant messaging conversation. It is followed by l8r, g8r. The book reached number 4 on the New York Times Best …

9186. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is an 1876 novel about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River. It is set in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, inspired by Hannibal, Missouri, where Twain lived.

9187. Slaves in the Family

Edward Ball

Slaves in the Family is a biographical historical account written by Edward Ball, published in 1998.

9188. Dinosaur in a Haystack: Reflections in Natural …

Stephen Jay Gould

Dinosaur in a Haystack is the seventh volume of collected essays by the Harvard paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould. The essays were culled from his monthly column "The View of Life" in Natural History magazine, to which Gould contributed for 27 years. The book deals, in typically …

9189. Officer Buckle and Gloria

Peggy Rathmann

Officer Buckle and Gloria is the name of the 1995 picture book by Peggy Rathmann that won the 1996 Caldecott Medal. Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the book one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children." It was one of the "Top 100 …

9190. Time to Depart

Lindsey Davis

Time to Depart is a crime novel by Lindsey Davis.

9191. The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman …

Edith Hahn Beer

The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust is a 1999 autobiography by Austrian-born Edith Hahn-Beer. Written with the help of Susan Dworkin, the book's first edition was published by Rob Weibach Books and William Morrow and Company. A documentary film …

9192. Four Ways to Forgiveness

Ursula K. Le Guin

Four Ways to Forgiveness is a collection of four short stories or novellas by Ursula K. Le Guin. All four stories are set in the future and deal with the planets Yeowe and Werel, both members of the Ekumen, a collective of planets used by Le Guin as part of the background for …

9193. Kingdom of Shadows

Alan Furst

Kingdom of Shadows is a novel by Alan Furst. It won the 2001 Hammett Prize.

9194. The Summer Queen

Joan D. Vinge

The Summer Queen is science fiction novel by Joan D. Vinge.

9195. The Charioteer

Mary Renault

The Charioteer is a 1953 war novel by Mary Renault. It was first published in the United States in 1959. The Charioteer is significant because it features a prominent gay theme at an early date and quickly became a bestseller within the gay community.

9196. Doing It

Melvin Burgess

Doing It is a 2004 young adult novel by award winning author Melvin Burgess. It is a story about the experiences of a group of English teenagers and their discovery of sex for the first time. It is told from the point of view of several young men who are learning about first …

9197. Divided Allegiance

Elizabeth Moon

Divided Allegiance is a book published in 1988 that was written by Elizabeth Moon.

9199. The Day the Leader was Killed

Naguib Mahfouz

The Day the Leader was Killed is a novel written and published by Nobel Prize-winning author Naguib Mahfouz in 1983.

9200. Knulp: Three Tales from the Life of Knulp

Hermann Hesse

Published in Germany in 1915, Knulp is a novel written by Hermann Hesse. It was Hesse's most popular book in the years before he published Demian. The novel is split up into three separate tales which are centered on the life of the main character: Knulp. Knulp, who was once a …



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